The Shelby Company Limited is owned by the Shelby Family. It is a successful business that continues to thrive through the 1920s. Thomas Shelby is the head of the company, while his Second-In-Command is Polly Gray, who was previously the Deputy Treasurer. Michael Gray is the Chief Accountant while Lizzie Stark is the Deputy Treasurer. John Shelby seals the books, both legal and off-track.
Series 1 Edit
As a result of their security jobs offered and provided for Billy Kimber, as well as the large amounts of money the Peaky Blinders have saved for him, the Shelby Company receives their first legal racetrack pitch.
Series 2 Edit
At a Shelby family meeting, John Shelby reveals that the company is very successful: making 150 pounds a day on average. Despite this success, Thomas has greater plans for it, and expands it southward to London, England.
Thomas Shelby writes a letter to Winston Churchill, asking for help with his business in exchange for carrying out an assassination. In the letter, he asks for the Colonial Office to grant him an Empire Export Licence, covering India, Malay Peninsula, Canada and Russia. He states that he plans to transport certain manufactured goods from Birmingham to the Poplar Docks.
These manufactured goods are part of an export drive idea created by Thomas. Secure passage to a warehouse in Camden Town and secure passage to the Poplar Docks allow the Shelby Company to send out export crate of Riley Motorcar spares, bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hidden in the packing of these car spares will be 500 bottles of single malt Scotch Whiskey, to be sold. Meanwhile, the export licence prevents their crates from being searched, thanks to the prohibition laws in North America.